Being There Afterglow of Tekapo It is night. Can you feel that? That cold breeze that fractures your bones as it slices through your cotton t-shirt and pants. “Go home, it’s not worth it.” The battle with your brains soldiers, it goes back and forth till the exact moment  your legs want to parade in […]

A) To construct and deliver a seminar on a topic, issue, idea conflict (use of language, character etc) that has been presented in a text this year. *You must present at least two different perspectives or interpretations/viewpoints of this aspect in the text. Seminar – COLOUR IN THE BOOK THIEF What I see is not what […]

The Memory Book by Lara Avery.   No one knows when we will die, but people can estimate the loss of life. There is a difference here. Sammie, a top scholar high school student has been diagnosed with an illness that will continue to make her memory dissipate. Her way of living will go first […]

She just wants to be beautiful She goes unnoticed, she knows no limits She craves attention, she praises an image She prays to be sculpted by the sculptor Oh, she don’t see the light that’s shining Deeper than the eyes can find it Maybe we have made her blind So she tries to cover up […]

2. Analyse how language features were used to create a vivid setting RED, WHITE BLACK, three colours at the beginning of the text which death talks about. They are the three colours of the era, world war two.  Each colour sets the atmosphere, gives the reader a feeling. The colours that death uses at the beginning […]

Broken Windows Article The broken windows is a criminological theory proposed by two New York City police officers George Kelling and James Wilson in 1982. The theory is that visible signs of crime, civil disorder and anti-social behaviour cause more and worse crime. “Broken Windows” is the metaphorical name to justify what the police wanted […]

1) Initially what would you imagine a person who steals books to be like? Untrustworthy? Mysterious? Evil? How does Liesel differ from your initial notions of who a “book thief would be”? If someone asked me what I thought of the name “the book thief” I would immediately trace that to someone who is curious. A […]

Who is Rudy? Compile a list of details that establish who Rudy is in the text, “The Book Thief”. Include general details such as age, personality, family, beliefs, likes, desires, dislikes/frustrations, activities, hobbies, sports. Significantly include what Rudy represents in the text: consider his appearance, the “Jesse Owens” incident, his family’s situation in Molching, his […]

Draft: A courageous young girl flees her nomadic home in the Somalian desert to develop a passion for fashion, she is the desert flower. However what she had been through as a young child and the challenges she had to face no one in the modern western society can even fathom. Escaping horrors, we learn […]

GRAVE DIGGER’S HANDBOOK The significance of the Grave Diggers Handbook to Liesel is that it is a memento that she takes to keep a connection with her Brother’s death. As a little girl Liesel knows that she may never visit that grave spot to visit her brother again, so the book takes her back. To […]